Do I need to exercise? Where do I start?

Do I need to exercise? Where do I start?

We know that in order to get fit and loose weight includes healthy food choices (not the D-Word )and moving your body. Exercise will be the E-Word in this blog and for good reason. Just like the D-Word (diet) people associate the E-Word with work (another negative 4-letter word) and usually negative thoughts of: "Oh i have to get off my butt and actually do something labor intensive." Not true at all! I'm all about long term and consistency. I would rather have someone pick something they can do everyday and enjoy themselves... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday October 26, 2016 comments Tags: how to workout, start workingout, exercise for beginners

The Incredible Edible Egg Cup

The Incredible Edible Egg Cup

I absolutely LOVE this recipe! Make once and you have a quick healthy breakfast for the whole week. The best part? Feel free to play with this recipe! Pair up whatever veggies in the fridge with any meat leftovers and add cheese. Who said eggs aren't wonderful? The splurge ingredient are the eggs. I love pasture and humanely handled chickens. What that means, is the hens are given plenty of natural space to eat bugs and be chickens and they are treated kindly and not stresses. Thus creating rich orange yummy yolks. The Goods: 12... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday October 19, 2016 comments Tags: quick breakfast recipe, healthy breakfast, quick omelette

Weightloss cooking when you have a family

Weightloss cooking when you have a family

I hear this one a lot: "I can't diet because I have a family". Let's change the D-Word to eating healthy. Diet is a 4-letter D-Word . We don't wanna say the D-Word around our children do we? I don't have children (yet), but I do have a hubby. Although he all about being healthy, his body requires more fat and protein than I do.This is an easy and quick fix. You absolutely DO NOT have to cook two different meals. Myth debunked! Most of the recipes on this site can easily be adjusted to accommodate different body types. For example:... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday October 12, 2016 comments Tags: dieting with a family, weight loss with a family

White Bean Hummus Dip

White Bean Hummus Dip

You get home from a long day and OOPS! We have dinner plans and I made nothing to bring! This white bean hummus dip can save the day The splurge ingredient is sesameoil. Sesame oil will raise your dish to a whole new levelof flavor especially in Asianfood. The Goods: 1 can white beans with juice 1 roasted jalapeno  dice d 1 tps rosemary 1/4 tps salt 1/4 tpsblack pepper 1/3 cup shredded cheese 1 tbs sesameoil slowly if the mix is dry Directions: Roast the jalapenopepper (this is optional, you... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday October 5, 2016 comments Tags: healthy hummus, hummus recipe, white bean hummus, white bean dip

Lower sodium without loosing flavor

Lower sodium without loosing flavor

Salt Shakers Unite!Ahhh sodium! For those who don't know, sodium pertains to the amount of salt in food. Having excessive amounts of sodium can cause water retention and high blood pressure among other things. You may say: "I know I need to cut down, but I can't or don't know how." Have no fear Jazzy Gurls! There is a way to have your salt and enjoy it too. It's not about HOW MUCH you salt as to WHEN you salt. Salt is not only a flavor enhancer, but it also causes your body and food to release water. Whenever you follow a... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday September 28, 2016 comments Tags: salt, sodium , low sodium, lower sodium

Guilt and Gluten Free Pancakes

Guilt and Gluten Free Pancakes

Ewe! Gluten free! c'monMom! May that never be the case again with these proteinpacked tastybeauties. The splurge ingredient is the coconut flour. Once you use it and see how naturally sweet it is you'll fall in love. (Don't worry it'll be our little secret) The Wet: 4 eggs 1 banana 1 tpsvanilla The Dry: 1/4 tpssalt 1/4 coconut flour 1 tpsbaking soda 2 tbsshelled hemp 2 tbscarob powder (optional) 3 tbspowdered peanut butter (pb) Directions: Mix the dry in a small... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday September 21, 2016 comments Tags: gluten free pancakes, healthy pancakes, coconut flour pancakes

The hangry monster wants carbs!! NOW

The hangry monster wants carbs!! NOW

You're not yourself when you want carbs! (I'm sooo guilty!) My go to carb friend is pizza. That lovely combination of bread and cheese topped with whatever I desire...... ok snap out of it! Let's break it down. When your body craves carbs it usually means you are deficient in certainvitamins and minerals. Chromium is a big one when it comes to carbs. Having diabetes in my family, I take a chromiumsupplement each day. However, for the rest of you they are several ways to get your chromium and have fun eating it. Instead of the... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday September 14, 2016 comments Tags: carbs, carb cravings, what do carb cravings mean, beat carb cravings

Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

Morning! Who wants breakfast?! Personally, I'm not a big breakfast fan. Especially if it doesn't include some sort of salted meat or sugary cereal. Not to fear! You will fall in love with this chocolate protein smoothie bowl! This baby has over 30 grams of protein which is more than half of what most people need for the day. Not a bad way to start the morning :-) The splurge ingredient is the flax milk. One cup has 1200mg of omega 3 and 30% of your daily intake of calcium. Talk about a healthybreakfast! The Goods: 12oz... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday September 7, 2016 comments Tags: smoothie bowl, healthy smoothie, chocolate smoothie recipe, protein smoothie

Is food prep really all that important?

Is food prep really all that important?

Is food prep really all that important? Yes!! Ok blog over see you in a few weeks! Just kidding! Food prep is extremely important. Here's why: 1. You know the quality and flavor of the ingredients you're using. TASTE EVERYTHING! Don't eat it. Taste it. What if your lemons are extra acidic? Or your apples extra sweet? Prepping can save time and heartache since you will be aware of anything 'funky' with your ingredients and you can adjust your seasoning accordingly. 2. Faster and even cooking. Who wants to enjoy hash-browns with... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday August 31, 2016 comments Tags: knife skills, food prep, kitchen prep

Strawberry Amazingness

Strawberry Amazingness

Ahhhhstrawberries! One of my favorite fruits ever! Since these little bites of joy are still in season (and still on sale), I came up with this lovely salad that can be devoured as a snack or dessert. The best part? It's guilt free and full of antioxidants, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and biotin (to keep your nails and toes pretty all summer long). The splurge ingredient is coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is lower in the glycemic indexand has a nice rich flavor. Reminds me of brown sugar or molasses. Give it a try! The Goods: ... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday August 24, 2016 comments Tags: strawberry salad, strawberries, summer salad




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